• Distinct Gut Bacterial Communities are Associated with Personality Traits

    New research provides evidence that the four traits (i.e., mental energy and fatigue, physical energy and fatigue) may have unique yet overlapping gut bacteria profiles
  • Study finds changing your gut bacteria may make weight loss easier

    It’s known that changing your diet can also change your gut bacteria, but a new study goes beyond that, finding that your gut bacteria play an important role in how hard or easy it is for you to shed unwanted pounds. The findings suggest that altering your gut bacteria in a beneficial way may make it easier to lose weight for those whose gut microbiomes are making the process harder.
  • Master Your Gut, Master Your Mind

    “Gut health” seems to be the new buzz phrase that can be found in almost every aisle in the grocery store, yet most people couldn’t tell you what those little bugs known as gut microbiota do in our bodies, let alone why they are so important for psychological and physical health. 
  • Gut bacteria may be responsible for bowel disorders including cancers

    Evidence is mounting that some bowel cancers are caused by bacteria. One microbe seems to trigger a distinct type of mutation in our DNA, which can be seen in up to one in 10 cases of colon cancer.
  • A Couple’s Personalized-Care Intervention for Weight-Loss and Diabetes based on DNA and Gut Biome Profiles: A Case Study

     The global prevalence of obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Given the negative strain that obesity and associated chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, put on the healthcare system and the economy, disease management has begun evolving to help individuals change their behaviors. Obesity is often difficult to treat and even harder to maintain. Past studies have failed to show weight loss maintenance over long periods after interventions. To overcome the complexity of obesity, a multifaceted precision care treatment approach should be adopted.
  • GUT MICROBIOTA, OBESITY Akkermansia muciniphila: the making of

    The gut microbiota has become a new player in the onset and development of metabolic syndrome and its associated pathologies. One gut bacterium that has been positively associated with leanness in mice and humans is Akkermansia muciniphila, which is naturally present in the gut microbiota of healthy people. I have a very special story to tell you about this unique bacteria… 
  • A Diet Lacking in Tryptophan Alters Gut Microbiota, Increases Inflammation

    With age, a diet lacking in the essential amino acid tryptophan — which has a key role in our mood, energy level, and immune response — makes the gut microbiome less protective and increases inflammation body-wide, investigators report.

    In a normally reciprocal relationship that appears to go awry with age, sufficient tryptophan, which we consume in foods like milk, turkey, chicken, and oats, helps keep our microbiota healthy.

  • American Gut

    The Human Microbiome Project and other microbiome projects worldwide have laid an important foundation for understanding the trillions of microbes that inhabits each of our bodies. However, opportunities for the public to get involved in such research has been limited.
  • Why the Gut Microbiome Is Crucial for Your Health

    Your body is full of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They are collectively known as the microbiome.
    While some bacteria are associated with disease, others are actually extremely important for your immune system, heart, weight and many other aspects of health.

    This article serves as a guide to the gut microbiome and explains why it's so important for your health.
  • Gut bacteria metabolites reveal new intestinal inflammation treatment

    New Stanford University research has homed in on two specific gut bacteria-produced metabolites that may protect against the intestinal inflammation associated with diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s.